I’m in the baby stage of life right now. I’m telling you this as much as I’m telling myself right now. I have 4 kids aged 5 and under and they need me for just about everything. I am in the breastfeeding, car seat having, toilet training stage of life.
I have to remind myself of the stage I’m in because to be honest I’ve found myself getting jealous lately. I’ve looked longingly at moms who get in their cars and don’t have to buckle anyone in. I have 4 car seats. I have turned green when other moms talked about having all their kids in school from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. I thought having only 1 at home two mornings a week was great. I was definitely feeling “jeally” when I heard moms talk about sleeping in on the weekends. “Sleeping in”??? What does that even mean?
So after noticing these envious feelings in myself a little too much lately, I had to sit down and remind myself that I’m in the baby stage of life. I just am. I won’t be in this stage forever and when it is gone I will miss it. Babies are gifts from God and I am so abundantly blessed with the four kids I’ve been given. Having these kids is a lot of work. A lot. But it is also filled with even more joy. I am a mama to little children who need me for every thing and I really do love that. The baby stage will not last forever.
Someday I will give away my strollers and get rid of the high chair and pack up my nursing clothes. Someday I will drive in a car without car seats. Someday I will sleep through the night…every night. Someday my worries will be about dating and make-up and if the jeans are too tight. I will miss the dolls and trains and cars everywhere. I will miss this sweet baby stage when it is done. So no more jealousy for me! And if you find me looking a little green around you, please stop me and remind me that I’m in the baby stage and to just enjoy it. What stage are you in?